Croisetiere, 47, has been named Regional Director of Europe, succeeding Nance Dicciani, who recently left the company to take a position with another firm. He retains his responsibilities as Business Unit Director for the Ion Exchange Resins business and adds oversight of the Inorganic and Specialty Solutions business. He will continue to work from the company's offices in Paris, France.
Croisetiere joined Rohm and Haas as part of the Morton acquisition in 1999. He was elected a Vice President of the company and named to head the Ion Exchange Resins business that same year. He joined Morton International in 1990 as head of finance for that company's Canadian subsidiary, and held positions of increasing responsibility in the USA in finance, administration, information technology and became the CFO and general business manager of Autoliv North America - an automotive safety products division - in 1997. He was chosen to head Morton's Plastic Additives and Sealants business in 1998.
Croisetiere holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Montreal in Canada (1985). He and his family are residents of Paris, France.
Rohm and Haas's European Region sales totaled $1.65 billion (US) in 2000. The region includes 50 manufacturing, research and sales sites in 16 countries.
Alan E. Barton
Alan E. Barton, 46, has been named to lead an expanded Coatings Business Group for the company. He has also joined the company's Executive Council.
Barton joined Rohm and Haas in 1984 as a senior research scientist and held positions of increasing responsibility in Agricultural Chemicals, Industrial Coatings and Architectural Coatings. In 1997, he was named Worldwide Business Director for Coatings. He was elected a Vice President of Rohm and Haas in 1999.
Barton holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Oxford University in the United Kingdom (1978), and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University (1984). He and his family reside in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
Rohm and Haas's Coatings businesses reported total sales of $1.87 billion in 2000. This group includes a wide array of technologies used to make key ingredients for interior and exterior paints, industrial coatings, specialty finishes for leather, textiles and nonwovens, automotive paints and powder coatings for use in both industrial and furniture applications.
Commenting on the appointments, Chairman and CEO Raj Gupta said, "Rohm and Haas has a great depth of talent and management skills which are exemplified in people like Alan and Jacques. I am confident they will do an excellent job running our largest business and key region of the company." He also thanked Nance Dicciani for her contributions to the company. "Her keen business judgment and exemplary interpersonal skills have enriched us all at Rohm and Haas."